First Grade Supply Lists


Recommended First Grade Materials

As you shop for school supplies, the following items recommended!

 

Please note: 1st grade teachers require different supplies in their classrooms.  Behind each of the supplies is the initial of the teacher who requires that specific supply.

B=Bolthouse  J=Jolink  L=Leary

 

Fiskar scissors-  J,L

Sticky Notes 3X3 any color 3 packages J,L

Elmer’s glue sticks (10)- B,J,L

1 pack of Expo dry erase markers-  B,J,L

Crayola washable markers-  J,L

Crayola crayons (16 count) – 3 boxes  B,J,L

Colored pencils (sharpened)- J,L

Pencils (sharpened) – recommend Ticonderoga  B,J,L

Kleenex tissues box- B,J,L (not tall boxes, need to fit inside desk)

Anti-bacterial wipes-  B,J,L

1 box gallon-size Ziploc bags-  B,J,L

12” Ruler (with in. and cm.)-  J,L

Pencil box- J,L

Backpack (labeled with name)- B,J,L

Clipboard-  J,L

Elmer’s white school glue – 2 (4 oz.)  J,L

6 folders with inside pockets labeled with child’s name on top front, right corner (no glossy covered folders, plain colored 2 pocket folders)- ,J,L

Dark sock (eraser for whiteboards)  J,L

 

Please label your child’s name on items if possible.

 

If purchasing recommended supplies is a financial hardship to your family, please let us know.  No child will be denied access to the materials needed to be successful.

 

 

 

 

June 2017-2018

 

Dear Peach Plains Families,

 

Welcome to first grade… almost! As your child’s future teachers, we want to help your family make the transition from Kindergarten to First Grade a smooth one. 

 

Reading is a major component of our First Grade curriculum.  There are many reading concepts that new first graders are encouraged to have as they begin the year.  It’s important your child have alphabet letter recognition (upper/lower case), know respective letter sounds, and be able to read high frequency words.  High frequency words include:

is

am

I

little

in

up

he

my

are

can

come

it

see

she

the

they

go

me 

like

big

on

you

by

a

here

we

all

said

and

do

yes

look

at

run

Mom/Dad

down

no

make

to

for 

 

Writing goes hand-in-hand with reading.  Please encourage your child to practice writing their name with an uppercase letter followed by lower case letters.  Also, encourage your child to write in a summer writing journal.  Making lists, writing names, labeling pictures…all this will help your child with 1st grade expectations.

 

With regard to math, our Math Expressions program begins with the expectation that beginning First Graders are able to write, recognize, and recite numbers 0-100.  Students should be able to skip count by 5s/10s to 100 and by 2s to 20. 

 

First Grade is a time of social learning too.  Non-academic skills such as sharing and cooperation are expected.  Students should know the difference between left and right, be able to tie their shoes, zip/button jackets, blow their nose, and exhibit good handwashing/bathroom techniques.  Continual practice of address/phone number is helpful. 

 

First Grade is a time of wonderful new discovery. Your child will be off to a positive start if the above-mentioned concepts are reviewed throughout the summer. We are looking forward to meeting your child! We also value you and hope to engage you as partners in learning.  Please help your child for an amazing start. 

 

Sincerely,

 

First Grade Teachers

 

 

School Info

Peach Plains Elementary

15849 Comstock
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Office: 616.850.5800

Attendance: 616.850.5850
Fax: 616.850.5810

Kathryn Drake, Principal
Lori Blanding, Secretary

School Day: 
8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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